President - Kim Hall, PhD (2019-2020) Assistant Professor, Western Carolina University Environmental Health Program and EHAC Program Director Kimberlee Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Program in the School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University where she instructs a variety of core courses in the program curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Hall instructs several environmental and public health courses within WCU’s Liberal Studies program in an effort to recruit students to the environmental health program and profession. Dr. Hall actively engages undergraduate students in her research agenda which involves the evaluation, development, and assessment modeling of fecal pollution and source indicators in surface water for the development of microbial risk assessment models. External to WCU, Dr. Hall is an Adjunct Professor in the environmental Health Sciences Program at East Tennessee State University and has served as a content developer and instructor for the National Environmental Health Association’s REHS/RS review courses. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Environmental biology from Appalachian State University and her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from East Tennessee State University. Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Program Western Carolina University 3971 Little Savannah Road 1 University Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723 firstname.lastname@example.org 828-227-2654
President Elect - Benjamin Ryan, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Benjamin_Ryan@Baylor.edu Dr. Ryan has experience working, researching and teaching in environmental health science, communicable and noncommunicable diseases, community resilience, humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction. He has led activities in these fields across the Indo-Pacific, Europe and North America. His field experience includes environmental health assessments in city and rural settings, responses to natural disasters and disease outbreaks, mass casualty incidents, failures of critical business functions, managing projects in Indigenous communities and facilitating delivery of health services to asylum seekers. He has taught at undergraduate, post-graduate and executive levels and worked for local, state and federal governments in Australia and the Department of Defense in the United States. Dr. Ryan is a member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, World Health Organization Thematic Platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Network, National Environmental Health Association, Texas Environmental Health Association and the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network. He is also a trainer for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Global Education and Training Institute. Clinical Associate Professor Baylor University Department of Environmental Science BSB C.114 Waco, Texas 76798-7266 Telephone: 254-710-2531
Past President - Jamie Hisel, MPH (2019-2020) Clinical Faculty Eastern Kentucky University
I currently serve as a Clinical Faculty in the Environmental Health Science Department at Eastern Kentucky University and teach a variety of courses in the program curriculum. I have been with the department for over 6 years and serve as the faculty advisor for all EHS students, co-advisor for our student organizations and the lead recruiter for the program. In addition, I serve on the Recruitment & Retention Committee and Alumni Relations Committee, Living & Learning Center Committee, and the Academic Integrity committee for the College of Health Sciences. I am also a part-time consultant for an Environmental and Occupational Health consulting group based out of Lexington, KY. I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Eastern Kentucky University and worked in child protective services briefly before returning to EKU to complete a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Environmental Health. My research interests include addiction & substance abuse and the environmental impact on our society, particularly pharmaceuticals in our water sources.
Treasurer - Clint Pinion, Dr PH, RS (2019-2020) Assistant Professor Eastern Kentucky University Department of Environmental Health Sciences Dr. Clint Pinion is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Science at Eastern Kentucky University. He spent 6 years as a Health, Safety, and Environmental professional in the oil and gas industry in the Houston area. He currently serves as part-time consultant for an Environmental and Occupational Health consulting group based in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Pinion earned his Doctor of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), School of Public Health. While at UTHealth, Dr. Pinion received a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Industrial Hygiene traineeship and an American Industrial Hygiene Association Foundation Scholarship. Dr. Pinion earned a Master of Public Health Degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Berea College. Dr. Pinion serves as Chair of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Program’s Student Research Competition Committee and the National Sanitation Foundation’s International Internship Committee. Associate Professor Eastern Kentucky University College of Health Science Department of Environmental Health Science Dizney 215 521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond, KY 40475 Telephone: (859) 622-6330 Fax: (859) 622-1939
Member at Large - Sean Banaee (2020-2023) Assistant Professor - Old Dominion University Dr. Banaee has over twenty years of academic and professional experience in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene. He received his BS and MS in Occupational Health and Safety from Tehran University. He also awarded advanced international degree in Occupational Health & Safety from National Institute for Working Life (NIWL), Stockholm, Sweden. On 2015, Sean received his terminal degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Industrial Hygiene. He successfully passed the ABIH board exam and awarded CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) title along with Certified Safety Professional certificate from the Board of Safety Professionals. Dr. Banaee conducted his research in personal protective equipment risk assessment. Currently he is serving as Assistant Professor and Program Director at Old Dominion University. Assistant Professor Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 23529 Email: email@example.com Phone: 757-683-6010
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